Aug 01 2018

Find Your Summer Favorites at Our Farmers’ Market


Find all your favorite organic fruits and veggies at the Comeback Farm stand.

Support your neighborhood farmers and vendors! Visit our Farmers’ Market this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dvoor Farm, 111 Mine St. in Raritan Township.

We’ll have plenty of fresh fruit and veggies including sweet corn, melons, tomatoes, beets, carrots, cucumbers, garlic, heirloom tomatoes, onions, green peppers, potatoes, eggplant, summer squash and tomatillos. And, we’ll have all-natural meat, bread, cheese, fermented products, freshly made hummus and chips, fresh-cut flowers, native plant seeds, coffee, pastries, eggs, honey and more.

Don’t forget to check out our newest vendor:  Cherryville Farms Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farm.

Located in Pittstown, Cherryville offers fresh lavender in a variety of fun products. It joined us for the first time last Sunday.

The lavender is hand-planted and harvested, dried and ready to be enjoyed in many ways. They offer sachets, dried bouquets, decorative pieces ideal for use at special events, gifts, or to simply adorn your home. The scent of the lavender flower is known to promote tranquility and calmness.

Cherryville Farms will also offer potted spruce trees that are about 2 to 2 1/2 feet tall.

We have a fun craft planned in our Kids’ Corner activity this week: Come make a sunflower catcher!

Just a friendly reminder that there’s no yoga for the next two weeks. Yoga will return to our wagon house on Aug. 19 at 8:30 a.m. with Beatriz Velasquez.

Land Trust Special

All HLT Supporters can save $1 on any purchase of $5 or more at one vendor. If you’d like to become an HLT Supporter and get great deals every week, please visit our booth and speak with a volunteer.

Product of the Week

Is a yawn a silent scream for a cup of coffee? Well, while we’re accustomed to reaching for a cup of bean juice to shake off the morning cobwebs, there are health benefits to coffee besides the quick pick-me-up.

Some researchers have shown that coffee can help prevent type 2 diabetes and lower the risk of liver disease, for instance. Italian researchers found that coffee consumption lowers the risk of liver cancer by about 40%. Not only that, but researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard School of Public Health, concluded that drinking coffee in moderation protects against heart failure.

Aside from the possible health benefits, coffee can also be used as a key ingredient in a delicious dessert. Take this adult spin on a kid’s campfire favorite:

 

Coffee “S’mores” Pie

What You’ll Need:

Graham Cracker Crust

9 whole graham crackers, ground finely in a food processor
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons Nutella
1 ounce semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, melted
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Coffee Ganache
12 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (do not exceed 61% cacao), finely chopped
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2′ cubes
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons finely ground coffee beans (Visit Fieldstone Coffee Roasters stand for great coffee!)

Meringue

2 large egg whites
1/2 cup sugar

What To Do:

Graham Cracker Crust

Mix graham cracker crumbs and remaining ingredients in a small bowl to blend. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of pie dish; chill until crust is firm, about 30 minutes.

Coffee Ganache

Place chocolate and butter in a large bowl. Bring cream, coffee, and 2 Tbsp. water to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat; cover and let steep for 5 minutes.
Strain cream mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into bowl with chocolate and butter; discard coffee grounds. Stir until melted and ganache is smooth. Pour into chilled crust; smooth top. Chill until set, about 1 hour.

Meringue

Using an electric mixer with clean, dry beaters on medium speed, beat egg whites in a medium bowl until light and frothy. Add sugar in 4 additions, beating for 1 minute after each addition. Continue beating egg whites until stiff and glossy.
Spoon meringue over coffee ganache; swirl decoratively with a spatula or the back of a spoon. Using a kitchen torch, if desired, toast meringue until golden brown in spots. DO AHEAD: Pie can be made 8 hours ahead. Keep chilled.

Serves 8. Courtesy of Bon Apetit.

Music

DBB Jazz performs in our music tent from 10 a.m. to noon.

Sponsors

We wholeheartedly thank our fabulous Farmers’ Market sponsors: Basil Bandwagon Natural Market, Northfield Bank,  McPherson & Newland Insurance and Matt’s Red Rooster Grill.


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